DESPERATE HELP NEEDED FOR TINY HOSPICE SENIORS
Organized by: Kimberly Price Astringer
GIZZY'S GIFT is a special TINY PAWS RESCUE Senior/Hospice Program. TINYS in this program are with us for the duration of their lives while we meet all their medical needs. These precious babies were DUMPED by the only "family" they have ever known at the city's kill shelter scared, confused, sick and alone. Left to die in a cold shelter at the hands of strangers! These dogs, like so many others, deserve much better than that after a lifetime of unconditional love and dedication to their "family". We are in desperate need of funding! We are all they have medically, to make them comfortable. We currently have 4 TINYS (formerly of ACCT PHILLY) in this program: Chloe, Greta, Pinky and Butch. They are in desperate need of your help to assist wih their Vet care! Chloe has a collapsed trachea, needs repeat bloodwork, and dental with extractions. Dogs suffering with the collapsed trachea syndrome can live normally - but restricted (no reason to get dumped by owner)- lives. Activity is generally limited because the ability to breathe deeply is hindered when exercising. Left untreated, the restricted air flow can put undue stress on the heart and lungs as they try to compensate for the inability to breathe properly. Damaged teeth are painful, they do become infected, and can serve as portals for infection throughout the body. Ultimately, the infection enters the bloodstream, and result in liver, kidney, or heart disease – all from a chronically infected teeth. Chloe has many that were untreated. Pinky is a Breast Cancer survivor and has just been diagnosed with an enlarged Left Ventricle of her Heart and needs an Echocardiogram, and extensive cardiac evaluation before being put on medication for her new symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fatigue). Pinky also needs dental with several extractions, this is causing her discomfort and infections. Butch had surgery about 2 months ago to remove a large cancerous tumor from his side. The cancer had returned and Butch now needs surgery to remove more tumors which have recently developed. Thankfully, Greta is currently stable, but with seniors, this could change quickly and without notice! Please consider helping us with their substantial vet bills so we can continue to properly care for these special TINY seniors and keep them comfortable and happy in their forever foster homes! Thank you!